The Miag-ao Church is one of the Philippines'
architectural and religious gems. It is 40km soutwest of
City and can be easily reached by jeepneys within 45 minutes.
About the Miag-ao Church
- Declared as one of the four "Baroque
Churches of the Philippines" in 1993 by
Miag-ao Church was built in 1786
was built to defend the town of Miag-ao against raids by the Moros, attributing
to its thick walls and reported secret passages. This is why
it is also referred to as Miag-ao
watchtower belfries flank the front facade. A
would reveal a unique blending of Spanish and native
adobe used in building the church is made from silt and clay that can only
be found in this part of Iloilo, giving the building a unique
central feature of the Aztec-like bas-relief facade is a large coconut tree.
According to an old legend, the coconut tree was the only
bequest from a lovoing mother to her two children, and it sustained
them for life. It also appears as the tree of life, to
which St. Christopher carrying the Child Jesus is clinging to.
lesser facades feature locals in their daily lives, along with
native clothes, flora and fauna.
church has a very simple interior, highlighted by a gold-plated retablo.
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